“Every day is your day if you claim it.”

—Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker

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How much do you know about the California Gold Rush? Although about 750,000 pounds of gold were discovered, only a small percentage of the 300,000 people who participated in the rush found their fortune.

At the beginning of the rush, there were no property rights laws in the goldfields, and a system of “staking claims” was developed. James Wilson Marshall recalled his discovery while working to build a water-powered sawmill on January 24, 1848. He was noted as saying, “It made my heart thump.”


How can you more fully claim the richness in life by discovering the golden nuggets in each and every day? I hope you have a heart-thumping day!